2018 Maryborough Eisteddfod
Speech
05 Aug 2018 to 12 Aug 2018
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)

 

 

Rules and Regulations

 

 

All participants in the Maryborough Eisteddfod do so in a spirit of friendly competition and enhancement of performance abilities in a forum where stage experience can be gained and learned.

 

The event is staged with mutual respect amongst organisers, adjudicators, competitors and supporters, maintaining the spirit and integrity of the Eisteddfod tradition.

 

 

Please read the following rules and regulations carefully to ensure competitors are not disadvantaged. A breach of any rule may lead to disqualification.

 

 

TERMINOLOGY:

 

Due to now using the Stardom system for entries, the Maryborough Eisteddfod will adopt new terminology (the Rules have been changed to reflect the new terminology).

 

Name from 2016

Name prior to 2016

Session

Session

Discipline(s)

Section(s)

Section

Item

 

 

FOR ALL DISCIPLINES:

 

1)      Entries are received via www.stardom.com.au . Only in exceptional circumstances will a manual entry be received by arrangement with the relevant Convenor.

 

a)   Vocal and Choral Disciplines

–    Section numbers starting with 1

b)   Speech and Drama Disciplines

–    Section numbers starting with 2

c)

Instrumental Discipline

–    Section numbers starting with 3

d)

Literary Discipline

Section numbers starting with 4

e)

Dance Discipline

Section numbers starting with 5

 

Performances are to be limited to the Discipline type unless otherwise stated (for example, no Vocal performance in the Instrumental Discipline, unless specifically stated in the Section Description).

 

2)      Late entries will not be accepted.

 

3)       The Section Description is to be considered part of the Rules and Regulations.

 

4)       The committee reserves the right to refuse an entry.

 

5)       All eisteddfod participants do so at their own risk

 

6)       The age section of the eisteddfod is for amateur competitors only. All ‘Open’ Sections may have competitors of any age and ability.

 

7)      Competitors must be within the specified age limits as at 1 July. Competitors in groups may be younger than the age range but must not be older. The committee reserves the right to request proof of age from competitors

 

8)       All Sections are open to male and female competitors unless otherwise stated.

 

9)       Places for competitors will be drawn before the programme is printed and competitors will appear in the order shown. However, the Executive respectfully reserves the right to make any alterations to the programme if and when it becomes necessary. The Executive may:

 

a)       cancel a Section

b)       vary the prizes

c)       combine Sections

d)       change the run order of Sections and/or competitors

 

10)   Refunds of entry fees will only be granted when a Section is cancelled by the Executive

 

11)   A competitor may only enter a Section once, except where stated and as qualified in certain Sections.

 

12)   All competitors must be named (Groups of 4 or above are required to provide a collective name and do not need to provide the individual names). “And Partner” may be used on the Entry Form but a name must be provided to the

 

Convenor at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the session.

 

13)   No competitor may use the same selection in more than one Section

 

14)   No competitor may perform the same selection that has previously been awarded a first place at any Queensland eisteddfod

 

15)   Copyright (conventional and electronic) remains the property of the contributing author in all Sections except handwriting. (See further information below regarding Own Choice Pieces.)

 

16)   It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that Own Choice Pieces are within the guidelines for the Section. If a piece is deemed by the Adjudicator to be outside of the guidelines the entrant will be disqualified.

 

17)   On the day: the title and composer/author of the Own Choice Piece must be submitted at least 1 hour prior to the commencement of the Session in which you will perform.

 

AMCOS forms must be attached please.

 

18)   Time limits, where stated, must not be exceeded. It is the Adjudicator’s privilege to conclude a performance by ringing of the bell if a decision has been made regarding the merit of the performance.

 

19)   Competitors are to be dressed appropriately, i.e. no thongs, revealing clothing or tracksuits. Competition pieces must not contain excessive use of foul or blasphemous language or actions. Consideration should be given to age appropriateness.

 

20)   Use of recording devices of any kind is strictly prohibited in the Auditorium and Federation Room during performances.

 

21)   Competitors must report to the relevant Marshall and be in readiness backstage (or as otherwise directed by an official) prior to the commencement of the Section in which they are competing

 

Competitors wishing to withdraw are reminded that it is courtesy to inform the Convenor or Marshall before commencement of the eisteddfod, before the commencement of the session.

 

22)   The Adjudicator’s decision will be final

 

23)   No Prize will be awarded in any contest unless there is sufficient merit. All awards in every Section will be at the

 

Adjudicator’s discretion. Certificates and prizes may be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Highly Commended in each Section (see Awards Table for further information)

 

24)   To be eligible for a major eisteddfod award competitors must compete in three or more Sections in the relevant Discipline, with the exception of the Literary Discipline.

 

25)   No public protest will be entered into during the sessions. Written protests will be accepted by the Convenor or Executive within 30 minutes of the protest issue arising, accompanied by a $20.00 fee which will be forfeited if the protest is rejected after consideration by the Executive. Decisions regarding protests will be notified verbally by the end of the Section and in writing within 7 days of the close of the eisteddfod

 

26)   No person, other than the entrant(s), will be permitted to take the stage. No teachers, parents or friends to be backstage (Exceptions: Accompanist or where the competitor requires physical assistance to get to the stage).

 

26)   The Adjudicator must not be addressed during a session except via an Eisteddfod official. All inquiries or requests are to be made to the Convenor.

 

27)   Prompting by the Adjudicator only.

 

28)   Entry and exit to the Auditorium or Federation Room during performances is restricted

 

29)   The Brolga Theatre has workplace safety guidelines in place for all stage and backstage activities. If these guidelines are deemed, by the theatre, to have been breached you may be asked to leave the premises. A competitor asked to leave the theatre will be disqualified.

 

30)   GROUP NUMBERS: Small Group – 4 to 12 members; Large Group – 13 members or above.

 

Some discretion regarding numbers may be given based on extenuating circumstances, such as, illness or injury. It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that the Committee is informed immediately of any extenuating circumstances. A decision will be made in consultation with relevant members of the Committee and the Adjudicator.

 

 

FOR SPECIFIED DISCIPLINES:

2. Speech and Drama Discipline – also see General Rules

 

2.1           Set Pieces: compulsory pieces set by the adjudicator, are displayed on the website www.maryborougheisteddfod.com. If you are unable to access the Set Pieces, please contact the Convenor.


SectionSet Piece Name Download link 

TDA

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2.3          Theatre Blacks: consist of black pants, of reasonable leg length, and a shirt. Costume Piece/s, for example, a hat, scarf, apron etc., may be worn with theatre blacks to represent the character.

 

2.4          AWARDS:

 

Most Outstanding at Speech 18 years and under

Most Outstanding at Drama 18 years and under

Encouragement Award 18 years and under

 

2.5          CHAMPIONSHIPS:

 

Verse Speaking – 18 Years and Under

 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1/06/2018 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
200 Verse Speaking Solo     7 Years and Under

Time Limit: 02:00

OWN CHOICE - Nursery Rhyme or Short Poem

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
201 Verse Speaking .Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Set Piece

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
202 Verse Speaking .Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Set Piece

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
203 Verse Speaking .Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Set Piece

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
204 Verse Speaking .Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
205 Verse Speaking .Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
206A Verse Speaking Championship     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 09:00

3 parts. Set Piece, Impromptu Reading & Own Choice

Entry: $4.001st $50          2nd $30          3rd $15          HC Certificate          
206B Verse Speaking Championship     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 09:00

3 parts. Set Piece, Impromptu Reading & Own Choice

Entry: $0.00
206C Verse Speaking Championship     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 09:00

3 parts. Set Piece, Impromptu Reading & Own Choice

Entry: $0.00
207 Australian Poem Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
208 Australian Poem Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
209 Australian Poem Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
210 Australian Poem Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
211 Australian Poem Solo     19 Years & Over

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st B & C Pitt Shield Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HC Certificate          
212 Light Verse Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
213 Light Verse Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
214 Light Verse Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
215 Light Verse Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
216 Light Verse Poetry in Pairs     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $8.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
217 Light Verse Poetry in Pairs     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice

Entry: $4.001st $24          2nd $16          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
218 Prose - Memory (Book Extract) Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice - Maximum 100 words.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
219 Prose - Memory (Book Extract) Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
220 Prose - Memory (Book Extract) Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
221 Prose - Memory (Book Extract) Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
222 Bible Readings .Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Set Piece

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
223 Bible Readings .Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Set Piece

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
224 Bible Readings .Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
225 Bible Readings .Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
226 Bible Readings .Solo     19 Years & Over

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece.

Entry: $4.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HC Certificate          
227 Impromptu Reading .Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Set Piece.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
228 Impromptu Reading .Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
229 Impromptu Reading Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
230 Write & Read Your Own Poem Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Competitors own work.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
231 Write & Read Your Own Poem Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Competitors own work.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
232 Write & Read Your Own Poem Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Competitors own work.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
233 Write & Read Your Own Poem Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Competitors own work.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
234 Talk Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
235 Talk Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
236 Talk Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
237 Talk Solo     19 Years & Over

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HC Certificate          
238 Prepared Speech Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
239 Prepared Speech Solo     19 Years & Over

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $4.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HC Certificate          
240 Story Telling - From Memory Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Composition.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
241 Story Telling - From Memory Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Composition.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
242 Story Telling - From Memory Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Composition.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
243 One Minute Please Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Topic set by adjudicator.

Entry: $4.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
244 One Minute Please Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Topic set by adjudicator.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
245 One Minute Please Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Topic set by adjudicator.

Entry: $4.001st $12          2nd $8          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
246 Duologue Duo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $8.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          HC Certificate          
247 Duologue Duo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $8.001st $24          2nd $16          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
248 Duologue Duo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $8.001st $24          2nd $16          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
249 Choric Speaking Group     Prep & Grade 1

Time Limit: 08:00

Own Choice & Set Piece.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HC Certificate          
250 Choric Speaking Group     Grades 2 & 3

Time Limit: 08:00

Own Choice & Set Piece

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HC Certificate          
251 Choric Speaking Group     Grades 4 - 6

Time Limit: 08:00

Own Choice & Set Piece

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HC Certificate          
252 Choric Speaking Group     Secondary School

Time Limit: 08:00

Own Choice & Set Piece

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HC Certificate          
253 Choric Speaking Group     Schools (Under 300 Enrolments)

Time Limit: 08:00

Own Choice & Set Piece.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HC Certificate